Myanmar Morning News For February 2

Myanmar Morning News For February 2
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Myanmar morning newsMyanmar’s military commander-in-chief on the rise
Myanmar’s military chief, Snr Gen Min Aung Hlaing, has become the man of the moment in the country’s unfolding political crisis.
Bangkok Post

Detained Reuters reporters denied bail in Myanmar
A court in Myanmar declined to grant bail yesterday for two Reuters journalists accused of violating the country’s Official Secrets Act, although their defence lawyer said information in documents at the centre of the case was publicly available.
Gulf-Times/ Reuters

“Not The Right Time”: Myanmar Turns Down UN Security Council Visit
Myanmar’s government has told the Security Council that this month was “not the right time” for a visit by the top UN body to see first-hand the Rohingya refugee crisis, the council president said Thursday.

Evidence of Rohingya mass graves uncovered in Myanmar
Scores of Rohingya villagers in Myanmar have been massacred and buried in 5 mass graves, according to an exclusive investigation by the Associated Press news agency.
Al Jazeera 

Surakiart: Myanmar crisis panel’s credibility intact
The Thai head of the international panel set up by Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi to advise on its Rohingya crisis, said its credibility was intact despite the departure of its most prominent member.
— Bangkok Post

EU and Germany invest 22.25 million EUR aquaculture in Myanmar
The Department of Fisheries of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation hosted the official launch of the Myanmar Sustainable Aquaculture Programme (MYSAP) in Naypyidaw today.

China-aided pilot project of poverty reduction launched in Myanmar
A China-aided pilot project of poverty reduction was launched here on Thursday, with a view to improving the infrastructure of villages and raising the level of public services and self-development capacity in Myanmar.
Xinhua Net 

Myanmar: Rohingya refugees recount massacre as five mass graves reported
Five mass graves have been reported by Rohingya Muslims refugees who survived attacks on their villages by Myanmar military.

What does Myanmar’s new airport mean for travellers?
A new international airport in Myanmar, the south-east Asian nation facing condemnation over the ongoing persecution of the Rohingya minority group, is to open by 2020, with construction plans to be finalised by next month, the country’s department of civil aviation has said.

Experts divided over ramifications of Belt and Road courts on Myanmar
CRITICS questioned Beijing’s decision to set up three commercial courts in China to resolve Belt and Road-related project disputes, arguing that legal disagreements involving transnational investors should be settled in host states or third-party territories.
Myanmar Times

Myanmar’s Challenging Path to Peace
Building trust between the Tatmadaw and the ethnic armed groups is the starting point of the path to peace.
The Diplomat

Rohingya crisis hits trade with Myanmar
The ongoing Rohingya crisis has impacted Bangladesh’s exports to Myanmar as operations at the Teknaf land port, the main gateway to the neighbour, have almost come to a halt for the influx of refugees, businessmen said.
The Daily Star

Four Arrested in Murder of Former Mrauk U Official in Myanmar’s Rakhine State
Myanmar authorities are interrogating four suspects in the murder of a former official in the town of Mrauk U in western Myanmar’s volatile Rakhine state, the country’s Ministry of Home Affairs said Thursday.
Radio Free Asia 

Myanmar state gov’t to crack down on carrying unlicensed firearms
Myanmar’s northwestern Chin state government has vowed to crack down on carrying illegal firearms due to excessive hunting across the state, the official Global New Light of Myanmar reported Wednesday.

Is Myanmar Safe? And Should You Go?
Is it okay to vacation in a country where ethnic cleansing is happening right now?
CN Travel 

Fuel imports valued at over $2 billion in 10 months of this fiscal year
Myanmar imported fuels worth US$2.3 billion within 10 months of this fiscal year exceeding over US$970 million compared to the same period of last year, according to the Ministry of Commerce.
Eleven Myanmar 

Suu Kyi’s house bombed, police seek man with ‘black skin’ and ‘fat body’
Yangon police are searching for a middle-aged male suspect who is believed to have thrown a crude petrol bomb at the home of State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi this morning. Suu Kyi was not at home at the time of the bombing, and there was little damage to her property.
Coconut Yangon 


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